Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of coarse herbs having small flowers in panicled cymes; figwort.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gamopetalous plants, type of the order Scrophu-larineæ, belonging to the tribe Cheloneæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of Scrophulariaceae; named for the plants' supposed ability to cure scrofula: figworts

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Examples

  • Conducting a study of people with high blood pressure, by Shi Peiheng, researchers gave 52 people Dasheng Jiangya Oral Liquid made with gynostemma, prunella, pueraria, eucommia, gastrodia, and scrophularia.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • [24] In accordance with the mediæval "doctrine of signatures," it was maintained "that the hard, stony seeds of the Gromwell must be good for gravel, and the knotty tubers of scrophularia for scrofulous glands; while the scaly pappus of scaliosa showed it to be a specific in leprous diseases, the spotted leaves of pulmonaria that it was a sovereign remedy for tuberculous lungs, and the growth of saxifrage in the fissures of rocks that it would disintegrate stone in the bladder."

    Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology

  • Dorstenia Houstoni (raiz de resfriado); the Martynia Craniolaria, the white flowers of which are six or seven inches long; a scrophularia, having the aspect of the Verbascum miconi, and the leaves of which, all radical and hairy, are marked with silvery glands.]

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • Martynia Craniolaria, the white flowers of which are six or seven inches long; a scrophularia, having the aspect of the Verbascum miconi, and the leaves of which, all radical and hairy, are marked with silvery glands.)

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1

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